Clayton, Australia — Bosch Australia’s Manufacturing Solutions division (BAMS) has been awarded a AUD $1 million project as part of the industry consortium to build ventilators in Victoria.
The notus Emergency Invasive Ventilator Program, a Grey Innovation led initiative supported by the Victorian Government and Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, will supply life-saving invasive ventilators and ensure Australia does not have a shortfall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will supply 2,000 units to the Australian Government, and the Victorian Government has announced its intention to purchase another 2,000 units.
Grey Innovation, a leading technology commercialisation company, has secured a licence from a prominent global manufacturer to develop ventilators in Australia.
At the headquarters in Clayton, BAMS will be manufacturing the test equipment required to check the ventilators. With a time critical schedule, BAMS will begin delivering some items in the first week of May.
With many of the associates putting their hands up to work on the project, they will be working extra shifts and weekends to meet the tight deadlines.
Bosch Australia’s President, Gavin Smith, is proud the local manufacturing team can play a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19.
“This consortium shows the strength and skill of the Australian manufacturing sector to be versatile and to work together. We are proud to contribute to the highly advanced manufacturing capability in Victoria, and particularly with this project, to help in the fight against COVID-19”, said Gavin Smith, President, Bosch Australia.
A leader in the design and development of special purpose machinery, BAMS are the preferred supplier to the MedTech, Food and Beverage, and Advanced Manufacturing industries.
The Bosch Manufacturing Solutions business recently announced the construction of a new AUD$17 million facility to support the expansion of its factory automation business in Australia.